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Spatial Policy and Analysis Laboratory


Our researchers contribute to a wide range of journals.

Some of our publications can be found referenced below.


Baker, M. and Wong, C. (2013) ‘The delusion of strategic spatial planning: what’s left after the Labour government’s English regional experiment?’ Planning Practice and Research, 28(1), 83-103.

Barker, A. and Jones, C. (2013) ‘A critique of the performance of EIA within the offshore oil and gas sector’ Environmental Impact Assessment Review 43, 31-39.

Deas, I. and Doyle, J. (2013) ‘Building community capacity under ‘austerity urbanism’: stimulating, supporting and maintaining resident engagement in neighbourhood regeneration in Manchester’ Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal 6 (4): 365-380.

Deas, I. (2013) ‘Towards post-political consensus in urban policy? Localism and the emerging agenda for regeneration under the Cameron government’ Planning Practice and Research, 28 (1): 65-82.

Haughton, G. and Hincks, S. (2013) ‘Austerity Planning’ Town and Country Planning, 82 (1), 23-28.

Hincks, S. and Baker, M. (2013) ‘Housing market areas and the strategic planning of housing in England’, Town Planning Review, 84(1), 127-152.

Hincks, S., Leishman, C. and Watkins, C. (2013) ‘Planning and Housing: concepts policy instruments and market analysis’ Town Planning Review, 84 (1), 1-8.

Hincks, S., Webb, B. and Wong, C. (2013) ‘Fragility and Recovery: Housing, Localities and Uneven Spatial Development in the UK’ Regional Studies (in press)

Kingston, R. (in press) ‘Public Participation in Geocomputation’ in Geocomputation: A Practical Primer, ed. Chris Brunsdon and Alex Singleton, London: Sage.

Sandham, L.A, van Heerden, A.J., Jones, C.E., Retief, F.P. and Morrison-Saunders, A.N. (2013) ‘Does enhanced regulation improve EIA report quality? Lessons from South Africa’ Environmental Impact Assessment Review 38: 155-162.

Viitanen, J. and Kingston, R. (forthcoming) ‘Smart Cities and green growth – outsourcing democratic and environmental resilience to the global technology sector’. Environment and Planning A.


Cavan, G. and Kingston, R. (2012) ‘Development of a climate change vulnerability and risk assessment tool for urban areas’ International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, 3(3) : 253-269.

Deas, I., Hincks, S., Webb, B., and Schulze Bäing, A. (2012) Migration and geographical mobility in European cities. Unpublished: Eurocities.

Hincks, S. (2012) ‘Understanding Change in Deprived Neighbourhoods: Towards and Integrated Spatial Framework’.  London, Nuffield Foundation.

Hincks, S. and Baker, M. (2012) ‘A Critical Reflection on Housing Market Area Definition in England’ Housing Studies, 27 (7), 873-897.

Wong, C. (2012), ‘指标的抉择:概念、方法与应用’, Urban Planning International (UPI), 27 (2): 4-15 (Chinese translation of ‘Indicators at the crossroads: ideas, methods and applications’, Town Planning Review, 74(3): 253-279.

Wong, C. and Baing, A. (2012) ‘Brownfield residential development: what happens to the most deprived neighbourhoods in England?’ Urban Studies, 49(14): 2986-3005.

Wong, C., Jones, C., Coombes, M.  (2012)  ‘A System of National Tiered Housing Market Areas and Spatial Planning’ Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 39(3):518 – 532.

Wong, C. and Qian, H. (2012) ‘Master Planning under Urban-Rural Integration: the case of Nanjing, China?’ Urban Policy and Research, 30(4): 403-422.

Wong, C. and Rae, A. (2012) ‘Monitoring spatial planning policies: towards an analytical, adaptive and spatial approach to a wicked problem’, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 39: 880 – 896.

Wong, C., Baker, M., Hincks, S., Schultz-Baing, A. and Webb, B. (2012) ‘Why we need to thing strategically and spatially’, Town and Country Planning, 81(10), 437-440.

Wong, C., Baker, M., Hincks, S., Schultz Baing, A. and Webb, B. (2012) ‘All Mapped Out?’ New Start, 501, 14-15.